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Webinar: Autism, Disclosure, and Workplace Accommodations

Webinar: Autism, Disclosure, and Workplace Accommodations

Autism, Disclosure, and Workplace Accommodations

Presented by: Melanie Whetzel, M.A., CBIS 

What is neurodiversity? What disabilities and characteristics best describe someone who fits under this umbrella term? Is being neurodiverse a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? Join Melanie Whetzel, principal consultant from the Job Accommodation Network, for a session that focuses on autism and neurodiversity in the workplace. Learn what this concept means and how autistic individuals may be covered as persons with a disability under the ADA. She will discuss disclosure, accommodations, performance and conduct, and more. This session will include real-life examples and allow time for questions.


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Sep 13 2023


Eastern Standard Time
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Sep 13 2023
  • Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm




  • Melanie Whetzel
    Melanie Whetzel
    Principal Consultant - Job Accommodation Network

    Melanie Whetzel is a principal consultant and team lead for the Job Accommodation Network (JAN), the leading national source of expert guidance on workplace accommodation and disability employment issues. Prior to her career with JAN, she taught and advocated for students with disabilities in the public school system for 14 years. She holds a Master of Arts in special education and a Bachelor of Arts in English. She has completed a graduate certification in career planning and placement for youth in transition and is also a certified brain injury specialist. 

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